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With how athletic they are it’s easy to see why Wapello sits on top of the north division of the SEISC.
The Indians dunked all over the Lions on Friday night on their way to a 77-46 win.
Lone Tree struggled from the field early on in the game, missing their first five shots before coach Tom Squiers called a timeout to re-group the team.
The Lions finally got their first bucket from Brock Smith with two minutes left in the first quarter and a Brady Dauber 3-point shot closed the gap to 11-5.
In the second quarter the Lone Tree offense stayed patient and worked the ball inside more to Brock Smith and 3-point shots from Keegan Edwards and Brady Dauber started to hit. The momentum seemed to be heading the Lions’ way but a Keaton Mitchell alley-oop dunk took the air out of the room for Lone Tree.
Another big struggle for Lone Tree was foul trouble. Starting forward Casey Shalla picked up quick fouls which allowed Wapello to push the ball inside and get offensive rebounds.
Wapello increased their lead to 13 by halftime and never looked back, eventually increasing their lead to 31 by the end of the game.
Two Lions were in double figures with Brock Smith at 13 and Bryce Houser at 11. Houser was efficient getting to the rim on the night, hitting five of his six shots including a three-point play.
Lone Tree continues to live-and-die by the 3-point shot and the Lions were 4-17 from beyond the arc last Friday.
The Lions traveled to Highland on Tuesday and face off against Columbus Community on Thursday.
Wapello: 11; 23; 22; 20; 76
Lone Tree: 5; 16; 12; 13; 46
Brock Smith 13
Bryce Houser 11
Brock Smith 9